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August Product of the Month
REALTOR® Mag Hails YPN ‘Splash’
REALTOR® Magazine has published an article about CVAR YPN’s involvement in the Summer Cool Down Splash Challenge that’s gone viral, raising money for the REALTORS® Relief Foundation’s disaster fund. #YPN4RRF #MonthofGiving
Areas Most at Risk From Wildfires
Nearly half a million homes in California risk being in the path of wildfires, according to an analysis that combines U.S. Forest Service data with Zillow housing data. The Forest Service risk map depicts the potential for wildfires that would be difficult to contain.
What Fed’s Cut, Jobs Report Mean
Last Wednesday the Federal Reserve cut interest rates and on Friday the Labor Department released the jobs report for July. What does it mean for homebuyers and other consumers?
11 Business Lessons From Poker Queen
In her talk on the main stage at Inman Connect Las Vegas, Molly Bloom recounted her involvement in the largest high-stakes poker game in the world, as well as her fall from grace. Many of the lessons she learned apply to every agent’s career.
Refi Forecast – Cheap rates could push mortgage refinancing to a near 3-year high in the current quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in its latest forecast. Mortgage rates have tumbled as the U.S. economy showed signs of weakening, with the 30-year, fixed-rate averaging 3.75%. (HousingWire)
Purplebricks Exit – The brokerage announced that it will depart California by Sept. 12, notifying authorities that it will eliminate 55 employees and 68 independent sales agents. (OCRegister)
Minority Housing – Homeownership rate of black Americans hit an all-time low in the first quarter, dropping 8.6 percentage points since peaking in 2004. Recent U.S. Census data shows black communities continue the struggle to recover financially from the housing crisis a decade ago. (N.A.R.)